Actuation Lab showcase the Dragonfly Valve

Over the last 9 months, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have been supporting our work developing the leak-free Dragonfly valve for hydrogen applications.

Last Thursday our team downed tools to present progress, demonstrate our prototypes and discuss next steps at our labs in Bristol.

Thanks to BEIS’s Gordon Birkett and our monitoring officer Ionela Grozav for their support, and to our project collaborators at the National Physical Laboratory for making the trip.

The next stage is to demonstrate our technology more broadly and accelerate commercialisation. This is a pressing need, as we estimate that gas equivalent to nearly 100 million tonnes of CO2 is leaking from valves in the current gas supply chain every year. As hydrogen is a more challenging gas to contain, innovation in valves is required to sustainably scale its supply.

We will share more data that we have gathered from our project over the coming months, so watch this space…

Our CTO Michael Dicker demonstrating the Dragonfly Valve to our visitors